Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part VII

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by National Parts Depot Holy cow. I may have to give this series a new title. For thirty years no one cared about the early Fox body Mustangs. Then I took my 1980 Fox in for rust-proofing last week and the entire staff quit working and walked out to the parking lot to see it. Times certainly are changing. The early Fox body Mustangs are experiencing an unprecedented resurgence in popularity and price. All those 1981 Cobra owners who had their sanity questioned for decades are starting to look pretty smart. I bought Read More

This Is How We Save Short Track Racing

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by JR Fastener Corporation Ask any race promoter or track owner and you’ll hear the same term again and again… “car count.” Auto racing lives and dies by car count. Show me a track or series that gets 100 cars every night and I’ll show you a successful enterprise. If a series or track cannot attract cars, it cannot survive. Race fans don’t show up to see an empty track. It’s competition that fills the grandstands. And each car entered in the night’s races also represents a separate revenue opportunity that track owners Read More

Sta-Bil, Ovals Return to 2021 Racing Schedule

. Sta-bil brand fuel stabilizer racing driver Stephen Cox will open the 2021 season with a returning sponsor, twenty-one races and eight motorsports events on his schedule. The season’s ten road races include a stop at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan where Cox holds the WRL track record followed by a visit to Pike’s Peak International Raceway in July where his Braunschweig Racing team finished third overall in last year’s Gridlife Alpine Horizon Festival. The final road course event is at Oklahoma’s Hallett Motor Racing Circuit for the World Racing League’s annual October Rush, which Cox has won twice. The oval Read More

AC Cobra Goes Electric?

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona” Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any wierder, along comes one of the world’s finest classic cars. With an electric motor. No kidding. Not even a hybrid. AC Cobra of England, purveyers of an automotive mega-legend for 58 years, will celebrate their anniversary by building precisely 58 examples of their all new AC Cobra Series 1 Electric for select customers who are willing to fork over around $186,000 for an amazing new version of an old classic. The Series 1 Electric is available in Read More

Two Podiums for Team 104+ at Alpine Horizon

In their first appearance in the Grid Life GLTC racing series, the combined efforts of Braunschweig Racing, 104+ Performance and Sopwith Motorsports achieved a pair of third-place finishes and two fourth-place finishes last weekend at the Alpine Horizon Festival. The 1.3-mile road course at Pike’s Peak International Raceway provided tight racing and endless entertainment throughout the three-day event. In his first-ever race at the track, 104+ Performance driver Stephen Cox went from ninth on the grid to third at the checkered flag after leading nearly half of the race. “There was a lot of confusion on the start after a Read More

Cox Seeks 24th Career Win at Alpine Horizon – How To Watch, Full Schedule

The 104+ Performance/Sopwith Motorsports/Braunschweig Racing #117 Corvette will compete in Grid Life’s Alpine Horizon Festival at Pike’s Pike International Raceway this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with driver Stephen Cox looking to score his 18th road course win and the 24th of his career including ovals and dirt tracks. Practice for the ultra-competitive GLTC class begins Friday afternoon with qualifications shortly after 3 pm Mountain Time, the first race at 8:20 pm and races continuing throughout the weekend. “I’m delighted to be back with 104+ Performance and Braunschweig Racing,” Cox said. “The series and the track are new to me, but Read More

104+ Performance Corvette to Test at Brainerd International Raceway

(Photo courtesy of Tim Kruse Sports Photography) In preparation for the belated start of the 2020 racing season, the 104+ Performance/Braunschweig Racing Corvette of driver Stephen Cox will get a shakedown this Thursday at Brainerd International Raceway’s 3.1-mile road course in Minnesota. Team owner Matt Peterson said, “We’re verifying that the recently freshened transmission is working right. We’re testing the new anti-lock braking system, the new dry sump system, and the differential and transmission cooling to make sure everything is working right without any leaks or other issues. Track time is unlimited. We have an open track all morning and Read More

104+ Performance Signs Stephen Cox to 12-Race GridLife Deal

Indianapolis driver Stephen Cox returns to the cockpit to begin a delayed 2020 racing season after signing a 12-race deal with 104+ Performance. America’s first octane boost product will support Cox’s team in the GridLife Music & Motorsports Festival series. Cox will pilot Braunschweig Racing’s Chevrolet Corvette in the GridLife Alpine Horizon Festival at Pike’s Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, August 14-16, 2020 for six Touring Cup events. This forges a reunion of the same team/driver combination that set the World Racing League track record en route to a dominating win at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway more than four years Read More

The Battle of Little Bighorn for Drive-In Theaters

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” It’s the summer of 1876 all over again. Only it’s not Crazy Horse and his Lakota warriors desperately struggling to preserve their way of life against Custer’s 7th Cavalry. This time, it’s the last desperate effort of America’s once proud drive-in theater industry fighting against the regulatory forces that have nearly driven them entirely out of business. Drive-in theaters have been in a death dive for over 30 years. The few that remain today are usually underfunded, privately owned and struggling to make Read More

Cox Returns to North Loop, Braunschweig for Can-Am Championship

Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will drive double duty at next month’s WRL Can-Am Endurance Championship sportscar race at Road America by competing for two different teams on consecutive days. On May 2nd, Cox will return to North Loop Motorsports as part of their four-driver lineup for Saturday’s eight hour event. North Loop is the 2019 World Racing League championship team in the highly competitive GP2 class, where their BMW race car has won multiple events. Driving for long time sponsor 104+ Performance, Cox made his first appearance with the North Loop team during their title run at Hallett Motor Read More